Transcal Study

While the reasons for patients with renal failure having problems with their blood calcium levels are well understood, these problems sometimes persist after having a transplant, and there is little research to explore this. Problems with calcium metabolism can make patients feel unwell, increase their risk of strokes and heart attacks, and can damage their transplant by causing kidney stones.

In this study, the researchers will analyse blood and urine tests, looking at levels of various markers related to how the body handles calcium, in order to see which if them may be implicated.

It is hoped that this will lead to further work to improve the identification and treatment of calcium disorders in patients who have received a renal transplant.